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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family - Get farang for me
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Today at 10:21:36 AM »
The biggest problem is, that the relatives and friends of the thai woman try to tell her what she must think and do. Fine, if she is self-conscious enough not to mind their "advice", think and do what she finds best for ther relationship. "Noi" (the little one) will always be the imbecile from the viewpoint of the family.

My wife wasn't supported by the family to go go to school longer than M3, though her teachers even offered to help her with the expenses. She was supposed to marry - a farang of course, since an aunt had already been so fortunate. Until one was found, she had to work in a factory. I met the aunt's husband, a retired journalist from Germany and became friends with him. Of course the aunt immediately tried to match me with her nieces. She had already matched a few others from the village with her husband's friends successfully. Since the husband played a role in this as well, he kind of tested each of the nieces who kept visiting their house in hope of getting a farang. He talked to me about each of them, about his hesitations, their family etc.

His wife tried to get me interested in her brother's daughter, but my friend was 'tight-lipped" about that girl. My wife, who kept being sent by her mother with presents to my friend's wife, the sister of her sister's husband, got tested by him in a simple way: My friend put her in front of his typewriter and asked her to type her name. Of course she had never seen a typewriter or knew how to use one, but she still managed to type her name in the Roman alphabet; about all the others couldn't develop so much analytic skill.

I married her 27 years ago, when she was 19. I was 36. One of the first things to do then was to get her complete an education: 3 years weekend classes for the MS 6 certificate and then a few years later she did 4 years in weekend classes to get her Bachelor's with honors. The more she advanced in education, the more self-conscious she became and argued with the aunts when they tried to control or influence her in their own interests, what of course in Thai culture she was not supposed to do with her standing as the little niece.

Analytic skills are the key: you can built up on them. But it's hard to ask a girl that's recommended to you for an IQ test score first.  :-[

And yes, my wife was also asked many times to get farangs for her cousins and friends. She knows herself, that this would put high responsibility on us, therefore is not that easy, and so doesn't bother me (anymore). I can understand my friend, why he was so very careful, where he helped or not, still appreciate his efforts to remain in control of his wife's relatives' desires to get a farang through him.
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family - Get farang for me
« Last post by thaiga on Today at 12:35:57 AM »
Get farang for me

How many times have you been out with wife and she see's a friend she knows, they strike up a conversation, then out comes, can u get farang for me, like they are a commodity. anyone that's been here a while must of heard it.

YES OK. No problem, how old would you like your farang to be, any particular country, fat or thin, tall or short, never a mention of whether he has any money, But money is in mind all the time. why, because all farangs have money, so some think.
Leaves little space for love.

Could be most Thai girls just want a man who can support their family, anything else is a bonus

So what is the most important thing in a relationship with a foreigner, Ha! Ha!.

A piece of info from a thai woman on thailovelines.com now married to a farang, she lists the key differences between a Farang husband and a Thai husband

Farang men like to talk and explain what they are thinking. 'I met my old husband last year to sign a document and he could not talk to me. I could tell he was sad but he could not talk. I feel sorry for Thai men that cannot explain what they are thinking. But sometimes this is a good thing. Sometimes I get fed up also with people that talk too much. I prefer to do. But I now know that this is one reason why my relationship with my new husband is so good. I can understand him.

Farang men do not like lies even small lies. 'For Farang everything must be right and up front. My husband gets impatient if he cannot understand everything. In Thai culture sometimes we do not say everything.'

Farang men are more faithful. 'All men are men and like to look at beautiful women even sexy women but I think farang culture is better about this.'

Farang family is harder than Thai: 'In some Farang families everyone must take care of themselves. But I think good farang families are also like Thai families where everybody tries to help each other. I know many farang friends though my husband and even though farang countries have so much help from their government, I think Thai culture is warmer.'

there is big difference between Thai and farang culture. Her advice for Thai women is to learn about farang culture but remember always that they are Thai. 'If a Thai girl or women wants to have a real relationship with a farang guy, she must learn about his culture but also she must have a pride in her own culture, there are the good guys out there and bad guy, it doesn't matter whether they are Thai or Farang.
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War on Drugs / Arrest made as Bt1 bn worth of ‘ice’ seized
« Last post by Johnnie F. on Yesterday at 11:20:13 PM »


A 30-year-old Nakhon Phanom man has been arrested in Nakhon Ratchasima in possession of 508 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine or “ice”, with a reported street value of Bt1 billion, national police chief Pol General Chakthip Chaijinda said on Tuesday.


Thinnakorn Khomsing was spotted walking suspiciously with another man near a temple in Bua Yai district, where they had ditched the pick-up truck that police were seeking after it was reported to have fled a police checkpoint earlier in the morning.

Police arrested Thinnakorn near the local train station but his accomplice, identified only by nickname Bee, escaped. The drugs were retrieved from the abandoned truck.



Thinnakorn told police he had been paid just Bt20,000 to take the drugs to an unknown location. The man who had hired him had orddered him to drive from one place to another and then receive further instructions, he said.

Deputy police commissioner Pol General Chalermkiat Srivorakarn said drugs had traditionally been smuggled in the North but this changed after police had increased their interception of drug smugglers in that region.

Gangs had now started using the Northeast as their main smuggling routes for transporting drugs to southern Thailand and Malaysia.

The drugs are then distributed to other destinations, including Australia and Taiwan, where such a large quantity of “ice” could be worth even more than the estimated Bt1 billion, Chalermkiat said.

The Nation
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 08:02:56 PM »
Didn't they Boycott this film

 “Two Dales shopkeepers were debating the subject of the economy. One asked: ‘How’s business?’ The reply came quickly. ‘Terrible. Even them that don’t intend payin’ aren’t buying owt’.”

The Lady in the Van Official UK Trailer #1 (2015) - Maggie Smith, James Corden Movie HD
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 05:53:31 PM »
Yes, it was delightfully in bad tase. I imagine Johnny was impressed. My opinion is that there is nowt so queer as Yorkshire folk. Examples:

Alan Bennet, as bent as a ten bob note
Sir Geoffrey Boycott, egotist extraordinaire

Over to you, Thaiga!
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by nan on Yesterday at 05:02:15 PM »
Thiga i found the clip to be very distasteful,thanks i enjoyed it.

back to the subject of wealth & cleanliness,i have found poor people to be more clean,usually if the loo is clean so are the people
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 01:46:43 PM »
There’s nowt so queer as folk, except me and thee, and even thee’r a bit queer.
Gods own country

Hitlers Trip To Yorkshire
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by Taman Tun on Yesterday at 01:14:37 PM »
I am sure he just ignores the gossips. He seems to be quite happy with what he is doing. There is a lady who lives quite close to us with a house in a similar state to Graham’s.  Apparently she is very wealthy but that is the way she chooses to live.

There’s nowt so queer as folk, except me and thee, and even thee’r a bit queer.
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Half as serious and less / Re: meet the family
« Last post by thaiga on Yesterday at 12:28:02 PM »
Great clips very entertaining but not reality, is he playing at a Martin Wheeler - A life full of riches Yes he is good at talking but i don't see him doing any work.

The guy lives at playing the good life but he lives like he does because his purse strings won't stretch any further. expats farangs who have worked all there life come here to retire and live in a bit of comfort, now would you like to live like that, the place is a tip, junk everywhere. But everyone to there own as they say.

most thai style houses are more tidier than that. do you honestly think if they won the lottery they would live the same, of course not.
i bet the gossip of the neighborhood is, look have farang no money.
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THE THAI Rice Exporters Association will subsidise Northeastern farmers at Bt200 per rai for no more than 10 rai each in an effort to help reduce harvest costs.

The initiative comes as Commerce Minister Apiradi Tantraporn stuck to the ministry’s target of 11 million tonnes of rice exports this year, after the nine-month figure came in at 8.97 million tonnes.

Apiradi said the association would launch its relief measure of the Bt200-per-rai subsidy for about 5,363 Northeastern farmer in 12 provinces, costing Bt9.17 million.

The provinces covered are: Khon Kaen, Chaiyaphum, Nakhon Phanom, Roi Et, Surin, Nakhon Ratchasima, Maha Sarakham, Buri Ram, Amnat Charoen, Ubon Ratchathani, Kalasin and Si Sa Ket.

The initiative arose from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) and the association joining forces for the Pracha Rat project with the goal of reducing rice production costs.

The subsidy will be trans-ferred to each farmer through the Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) directly.

Charoen Laothamatas, president of the Thai Rice Exporters Association, said that, given the different demands of farmers in each area, the subsidy would be given directly to them through BAAC next week under the pilot project for this year.

“We've discussed with the MOC several times and agreed that the direct subsidy would be the right solution. The farmers will receive the money to reduce their harvest costs and this is our first pilot project," he said.

Suthep Kongmak, president of the Thai Agriculturist Association, had said earlier that Thai Rice Exporters Association had set aside a budget of Bt20 million for direct relief measures for farmers with a previously targeted area of 100,000 rai.

The association screened its members so as to give priority to those who had not participated in a big farming project and, as a result, there would be about 5,000 farmers to take part in the subsidy project for the 50,000-rai criteria, Suthep said.

In regard to this year's rice export target, the MOC reiterated its targeted volume of 11 million tonnes, given continued global demand for Thai rice, Apiradi said.

From January 1 to October 11, Thai rice exports climbed 25.28 per cent year on year to 8.97 million tonnes worth Bt132 billion. The export value also rose, by 17.41 per cent.

White rice exports topped the list with 3.91 million tonnes, accounting for 43.61 per cent of the total Thai rice exported. Parboiled rice followed at 2.65 million tonnes with a 29.59 |per cent share and Thai Hom |Mali rice at 1.68 million tonnes with a 18.73 per cent share.

Charoen also agreed on the ministry's rice export target |for 2017, while expecting Thai |rice production to increase |about 10 per cent for the 2017-18 season.

Both in-season and off-season rice production is expected at 32 million tonnes of paddy rice for the season. Thai Hom Mali rice's export price is expected at US$750-$800 a tonne. White rice's export price is hovering around $375 a tonne and parboiled rice $385 a tonne.

Apiradi said that the rice in the government's stocks has not yet been sold but the ministry is monitoring the situation. “If there's market demand, there could be a rice sale from the stock. We have to check on the situation periodically,” the minister said.

The Nation
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